Recipe: Smoked trout, scrambled eggs and tarragon made with award winning Petuna Ocean Trout

Earlier in the year, I had the pleasure of travelling to Tasmania and visiting the Petuna Ocean Trout farm outside of Strahan. The fish is favoured by leading chefs such as Tetsuya Wakuda and Peter Kuruvita so it’s no surprise that the fish won Gold medal and overall Champion Fresh Fish medal for excellence in the Aquaculture competition at the prestigious 2012 Sydney Fine Food Show for the second consecutive year.

Petuna Ocean Trout

Petuna Ocean Trout comes from the remote south-west coast of Tasmania, where the cool wilderness waters of the Franklin-Gordon Rivers collide with the salt water of the great Southern Ocean, a unique environment that is hard to replicate and one that contributes to the texture and marbling of the fish.

This recipe makes a great breakfast treat and showcases one of the diverse uses of Petuna Ocean Trout

Smoked trout, scrambled eggs and tarragon with Petuna Ocean Trout caviar

Smoked Trout with Eggs

  • 4 free range or organic eggs
  • ⅔ cup cream
  • 20 g butter
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices Petuna smoked ocean trout
  • 2 teaspoons of Petuna Ocean Trout Caviar
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon, torn
  • lemon juice
  • chargrilled sourdough

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Serves: 2

Whisk the eggs and cream in a mixing bowl and season well with salt & pepper.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until hot.

Pour in the egg mixture and cook, pushing the cooked egg with a wooden spoon towards the centre of the pan, until all the egg mixture is just starting to firm up.

Place scrambled egg on the grilled toast, add a teaspoon of caviar to each and, serve with a smoked ocean trout, tarragon and season to taste.

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Author:Jeremy Bowell

Jeremy Bowell is the founder and editor of Taste Explorer. He also writes for,, and has featured in the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living section. He is an avid connoisseur of all things food and drink related.
  • divine looking breakfast and absolutely gorgeous photos 🙂

    • jezzster

      Thanks Christine 🙂

  • Awesome photo man

  • Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy

    Gosh I could devour this right now! I love this combination and your photos are fantastic – great styling!

    • jezzster

      Thanks Anna! Great meeting you this weekend

  • Wicked Foods

    Beautiful!! Styling and pictures look brilliant- craving a big bite of that lush looking trout! We’re a Sydney-based catering company, always on the look out for some new and interesting concepts and your perfects are ingenious!! Keep them coming! 🙂

    • Wicked Foods

      *posts 🙂

  • Fantastic photos and this looks like a wonderful weekend brekkie 🙂